Summer Flowering Bulbs

Summer flowering bulbs which include pink dahlias, red sparaxis, white freesia and orange tiger lilies

Summer Blooming Bulbs

Just Arrived! - Flower Bulbs! It’s that time of year when the fear of frost is over and planting summer-blooming bulbs is a great idea. Like most plants, bulbs appreciate well-drained soil rich in organic matter. So mix compost into your bulbs' planting holes to ensure good blooming. Choose from Dahlias, Freesia, Gladiolus, Lilies and more! These beauties will return year after year with impressive color. Plant on their own or with primroses as a cover crop until your bulbs start peaking out. Please note, not all varieties are available at all locations.


Dahlias are an excellent choice for Bay Area gardens due to their suitability to the local Mediterranean climate, which offers them ample sunshine and well-drained soil. They provide a spectacular display of color and form from mid-summer through fall, enhancing garden diversity and supporting pollinators. Additionally, their versatility for both in-ground and container gardening make them a favorite among the vibrant local gardening community. Plus, their long-lasting blooms are perfect for creating beautiful indoor arrangements, bringing the joy of the garden inside.

alauna clair obscur dahlia

Alauna Clair-Obscur

This variety is known for its striking contrast, often featuring dark petals with lighter tips or vice versa, creating a dramatic visual effect.

anemone dahlia

Anemone - Floorinoor

Anemone-type dahlias like Floorinoor have a central disk of tubular florets surrounded by a ring of flat ray florets. The 'Floorinoor' variety may have a unique color combination or petal arrangement.

babylon red dahlia

Babylon Red

Babylon dahlias are large, dinnerplate-sized flowers, and 'Babylon Red' likely refers to a variety with bold, bright red blooms.

creme de cassis dahlia

Creme De Cassis

This variety may have a creamy, purple-tinged color reminiscent of the blackcurrant liqueur it's named after, with a subtle gradation of hues.

yellow kelvin floodlight dahlia

Kelvin Floodlight

Known for its massive, bright yellow flowers, Kelvin Floodlight is a dinnerplate dahlia that can make a bold statement in any garden.

lady darlene dahlia

Lady Darlene

This dahlia may feature large, showy flowers with a mix of yellow and red, giving it a sunny, warm appearance.

pink oleda dahlia


Oleda dahlias might present with a unique color or petal shape, possibly with elegant, soft hues or distinctively sharp petal edges.

pinelands princess dahlia

Pinelands Princess

This variety could have a regal presence, with possibly pink or lavender petals that give it a delicate and refined look.

white snow country dahlia

Snow Country

As the name suggests, Snow Country dahlias likely have large, white blooms that resemble the purity and calmness of a snowy landscape.

cactus mix dahlias assorted colors

Sunny Cactus Blend

This variety might feature the spiky petals characteristic of cactus dahlias, with a blend of bright, sunny colors.

tahiti sunrise dahlia

Tahiti Sunrise

With a name like Tahiti Sunrise, expect vibrant, tropical colors in a gradient, reminiscent of a sunrise.

thomas edison dahlia

Thomas Edison

This classic dahlia variety typically has deep purple blooms, offering a bold and dramatic hue to the garden.

  • All In One Blend
  • Bristol Stripe
  • Caproz Pizzazz
  • Caribbean Fantasy
  • Dazzling Magic
  • Frilly Blend
  • Jamaica
  • Marble Ball
  • Peaches And Cream


Planting gladiolus bulbs can greatly enhance your garden by adding vertical interest, a variety of colors, and dynamic shapes. Gladiolus flowers, with their tall spikes and large blossoms, draw the eye upward and create a backdrop for lower-growing plants, or they can serve as a striking focal point. They bloom in a rainbow of colors and can be used to create a succession of blooms throughout the summer by planting at two-week intervals. Gladiolus also make excellent cut flowers, allowing you to bring the beauty of your garden indoors.

fragrant gladiolus


This variety likely has a sweet or noticeable fragrance, which is a rare characteristic since most gladiolus are not known for their scent.

jester gladiolus


The 'Jester' may feature playful, bright colors or patterns that stand out in a garden, similar to the attire of a court jester.

mardi gras gladiolus mix low res image

Mardi Gras

A variety named 'Mardi Gras' could have vibrant, multi-colored blooms that mimic the festive colors of the famous New Orleans celebration.

natan gladiolus


This could be a variety with a unique or distinguished appearance, possibly featuring deep, rich colors or a striking pattern.

white polar bear gladiolus

Polar Bear

Likely a pure white or very pale variety, suggesting the color and majesty of its namesake.

prince of orange gladiolus

Prince of Orange

As the name suggests, this variety probably boasts orange-hued flowers, reminiscent of royal elegance.

purple flora gladiolus

Purple Flora

This one is expected to have purple blooms, a color often associated with elegance and depth.

wine n roses gladiolus

Wine N Roses

This variety may feature deep red or burgundy flowers, evoking the rich colors of wine and the classic beauty of roses.

Pink freesia grown from summer bulbs


  • Blue Freesia
  • Mixed Freesia
  • Yellow Freesia
  • Pink Freesia


Planting lily bulbs can significantly enhance your garden by providing it with dramatic vertical accents, a wide range of colors, and elegant, often fragrant blooms. Lilies come in many varieties, each with its unique flower shape and pattern, offering a succession of blooms from early summer until fall. They can serve as excellent border plants, provide height and structure to flower beds, and are perfect for cutting gardens due to their long vase life.

belcastro lily


May feature unique or sophisticated blooms, perhaps with an interesting color blend or distinctive petal shape.

white big news lily

Big News

Likely to be a large-flowered variety, possibly with a bold color or pattern.

Forever susan lilies grown from summer bulbs

Forever Susan

This lily might boast striking flowers, possibly with a combination of colors that make it memorable.

Lily of the valley grown from summer bulbs

Lily of the Valley

This is actually a different genus than true lilies and is known for its delicate, bell-shaped flowers and sweet fragrance.

lotus wonder double fragrant lily

Lotus Wonder

Could have flowers resembling a lotus, perhaps with wide-spreading petals in a soft, elegant color.

montego bay lilies

Montego Bay

This name suggests tropical inspiration, perhaps with vibrant colors reminiscent of Caribbean seas.

Must see lilys grown from summer bulbs

Must See

This variety is probably eye-catching with unique features that command attention.

netty pride lily

Netty's Pride

Possibly featuring distinctive color contrasts, perhaps with dark and light hues.

pink palena lily


Might be characterized by pale or soft colors and a graceful appearance.

yellow with rusty brown markings pieton lily


This could be a variety with a strong stem and perhaps an elegant form or coloration.

red velvet lily

Red Velvet

Likely to have deep red, velvety petals that are rich in texture and color.

Splendens lily grown from summer bulbs


The name implies a splendid or particularly bright and attractive flower, with perhaps a large bloom or vibrant colors.

Stargazer lilies grown from summer bulbs


A popular variety known for its striking appearance, with bold colors and spots, facing upwards as if gazing at the stars.

Other Beauties

Anemone Blanda Mix

anemone blanda mix

Begonia Picotee Mix

begonias picotee mix assorted colors in one pack

Bleeding Heart

Bleeding heart

Crocosmia Mix

Crocosmia grown from summer bulbs

Ranunculus Pastels

ranunculus pastel colors

Ranunculus Mix

Ranunculus mixed colors

Sparaxis Mix

Sparaxis summer bulbs

Tigridia Mix

Tigridia paonia summer bulbs

Liatris Spicata

Liatris mixed colors summer bulbs

Bella Donna Lily

bella donna lily summer bulbs

Gardening Essentials - For Planting Flowering Bulbs

summerwinds planting mix eb stone organics bulb food and a bulb planterSummerWinds Planting Mix

SummerWinds Planting Mix is a Natural and Organic Blend formulated with your growing conditions in mind. It is an all-purpose mix, great for flowers, trees, vegetables and ornamentals. Available in 2 cu ft. Bags.

E.B. Stone Organics Bulb Food

E.B. Stone Bulb Food is a blend of premium organic fertilizer formulated to provide the nutrients vital for abundant growth and flowers. The long lasting ingredients are ideal for feeding bulbs throughout the bloom period and will provide the nutrients necessary for a strong root system and vigorous bulbs. Contains: Feather Meal, Bone Meal, Dried Chicken Manure, Bat Guano, Alfalfa Meal, Kelp Meal, Potassium Sulfate, Humic Acids and Soil Microbes including Mycorrhizal Fungi.

Bulb Planter

This handy little tool will make planting your flowering bulbs a breeze.